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December 16, 2018

FAA Assistant Administrator Bailey Edwards Congratulates Virgin Galactic

Invites Pilots To Washingtonton, D.C. To Receive Commercial Astronaut Wings

FAA Assistant Administrator Bailey Edwards sent a message of congratulations to Virgin Galactic Thursday following their successful test flight to the edge of space.

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First ANA A380 Rolls Out Of Airbus Paintshop With Unique Livery

Carrier Has Three Of The Super-Jumbo Jets On Order

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle livery.

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Air Methods Contributes To Brain Injury Association Of America

Donation Made On Behalf Of Former Patient Whitney Corby

Air medical service provider Air Methods has donated $10,000 to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) on behalf of Whitney Corby, an Air Methods patient who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and was inspired by her experience to become a neurology nurse. Air Methods and BIAA will conduct a ceremony to commemorate the event at 1:30 p.m. on December 12 in The Lincoln Room in the U.S. Capitol.

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Alta Devices Sets 29.1% Solar Efficiency Record

NASA Selects Alta Devices For International Space Station Test

NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the International Space Station in order to evaluate Alta’s technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats.

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USAF Exercises Option With Japan For Second KC-46

Initial Contract Was Awarded In December 2017

The U.S. Air Force has exercised the option for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s second Boeing KC-46 tanker through the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) process.

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Flight Testing Unmanned Systems Is More Complicated Than You May Think

University Of Kansas Engineer Calls Sense And Avoid A 'Big Deal'

June’s flight of NASA’s Ikhana, a modified MQ-9 Predator B unmanned aircraft, into commercial airspace without a safety chase airplane marked a milestone for sense and avoid development and underscored the challenges of testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), according to George Cusimano.

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FLYHT Gains Contract For Additional 100 AirAsia Aircraft

Brings Total Number Of Participating AirAsia Aircraft To 190

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has, as part of the previously-announced acquisition of Panasonic Weather Solutions (PWS), reached an agreement with AirAsia to increase its installation base at the airline by an additional 100 aircraft across multiple Airline Operations Control (AOC) centers.

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France Orders Three Additional Airbus A330 MRTT Tankers

Completes 12-Aircraft Contract Inked In 2014

Airbus Defense and Space has received a firm order from the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.16.18)

Aero Linx: The Society for Aviation History The Society for Aviation History is based on a long and established successful tradition. The original group was formed as a chapter of the American Aviation Historical Society in 1985 by the late Arthur P. Dowd and Howard "Ace" Campbell. We are dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of aviation history or any related activity. Our Creed is the preservation of past, present, and future aviation history, the preservation of aviation artifacts: be it literature, aircraft, or support items, and the continued education of the general public in aviation related matters. The SAH publishes a Newsletter six times a year; it holds four general meetings

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.16.18): Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning Dead reckoning, as applied to flying, is the navigation of an airplane solely by means of computations based on airspeed, course, heading, wind direction, and speed, groundspeed, and elapsed time.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.16.18)

"Let me start by congratulating Virgin Galactic on a successful flight and return from space for the first time since 2004. We applaud your determination and pioneering spirit that delivered today’s milestone flight. This year, it seems that we continue to reach new milestones within an industry that truly seems to see no earthly bounds. If you’re looking for the next big thing, commercial space is it. Safely growing this aerospace sector is a priority of President Trump, Vice President Pence and Transportation Secretary Chao who represents us with the President’s National Space Council. For us, we want to assure you that the FAA is committed to making sure that commercial space is safe. We’re streamlining regulations to make these launches a daily occurr

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